Talk about a childhood dream come true … I’ve been asked to help judge the semi-finals for the Hot Wheels Legends Tour, so tune in to theirs Facebook Live at 5pm PST, if you want to watch the fun. There is no doubt that Hot Wheels has helped inspire many young hot rodders since 1968 (including me), and they have now created a car show and tour where manufacturers can enter their vehicles for consideration. The winner has their car transformed into a Hot Wheels die cast! We have been given some truly wild and wonderful vehicles to choose from, with integers from all over the world and all levels of craftsmanship. There are three basic criteria Hot Wheels wants us to consider and I thought I’d share them with you for your car building inspiration:
Looking at the car, taking it all in, and then wondering if it really looks like a full-size Hot Wheel?
What really stands out from the rest? Did the builder copy other people’s ideas or did they really think outside the box?
3. SPIRIT OF THE GARAGE
A built car, not bought. Can you tell how much effort and elbow grease the builder put into it?